HC Deb 05 October 1931 vol 257 c811W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that one of the American canning companies has now increased the prices of its goods by 25 per cent. over the figures at which they stood before the financial crisis; and whether he will refer this matter to the Food Council or take action himself in respect of the large stocks which these companies have in this country?


As the House has already been informed, some brands of canned goods have been advanced by varying amounts in price in view of the fall in sterling exchanges, but so far as we know, retail prices have not risen. If a foreign firm sending goods to this country raises prices and other firms do not, purchasers will be well advised to deal with British firms supplying goods at a lower price.